I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
A Democratic Missouri state senator representing parts of Ferguson who tweeted multiple times “fuck you,” at Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon defended her choice of words on Fox News Monday saying she did so because she was tear-gassed for three days.
“The reason why I used profane language is because he has allowed us to get tear-gassed for three days,” Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am one of his senators in his party and he was at the state fair enjoying a country concert while we were getting teargassed and shot at. And yes, anyone who’s going to get teargassed deserves to say a few ‘F’ bombs here and there.”
“I represent my constituents, not Gov. Nixon,” the senator said. “He has been absent from the minority community his entire career and only comes before us when it is politically expedient for him. Or when he’s running for office, and because he has been outside of this community…let me tell you this, and this is important for your audience to know. He has still yet to come to ground zero. Yet to come to ground zero. He’s been in Florissant, he’s been in Normandy, but he has not spoken to the victims of the crisis we are dealing with and that is why I have called him a coward.”
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just had to
this is why i love banksy.
i mean do you see this shit
this stuff is deep
i mean if he grafittis on your building your property value actually goes up
I’ve been saying this for a while now. This art is amazing
I know, right?
Internalized misogyny, omfg.
See, if anything, women need to stand united, and support each other, against sexual predation. We need to be able to stand together and say, in one voice, that we do not accept the idea that anyone has the right to prey on our sexuality.
I mean, I can understand the idea of “Sure, in an ideal world, women wouldn’t get raped. But it is not an ideal world, and women need to protect themselves from men.” With the implication, that if someone is victimized and had the power to protect themselves, it is their own fault.
But see… that’s the trick. Victim blaming. We blame people for not taking what people think are reasonable measures to protect themselves from those that would take advantage of them. Do we blame any regular citizen for walking down the street and getting mugged? No, we don’t. We encourage them to call the police and obtain justice.
Oh. But. Maybe they shouldn’t have been alone. Maybe they should have carried a weapon or something. Maybe they should have stayed out of “dangerous neighborhoods.” Especially at night!
Or… maybe the mugger shouldn’t be mugging people. And we should be telling the one mugged that we are happy they survived and are seeking the justice they deserve.
No one should be mugged. No one should be raped. No one is “asking for it” by being vulnerable.
And sometimes? Shit just happens, regardless of what precautions you took.
See, at least in the case of mugging… everyone puts the majority of the blame on the mugger. He did the crime, he serves the time.
Not for rape. The one raped is at fault. For tempting the rapist. For flaunting their “goods”. For “asking for it.” And quite often? The rapist is acquitted if it was proven that the girl was “asking for it” by being alone, or wearing something provocative. Do you see muggers get acquitted because “Oh, the victim was wearing an expensive watch. He was asking to be mugged.” No, you don’t. Because that’s entirely unreasonable.
And can we even address how most rapes happen regardless of what the girl was wearing? Most rapes happen from people that the victim knows. Generally, the rapist is someone they trusted enough to be alone with. Most other random rapes happen for reasons like, she looked unarmed, was alone, was incapacitated (drugged, drunk, otherwise), was wearing her hair in a style that was easy to grab ahold of. That is, crimes of opportunity. IN MOST CASES, the “sluttiness” of the clothes the victim was wearing had zero to do with whether the rapist chose her or not.
Do we ask if she was carrying a weapon? No. We ask what she was wearing at the time the crime occurred. WOW.
And I invite anyone/everyone to go look up the statistics on anything/everything I’ve said, and prove me wrong. I DARE YOU.
the lion king + tumblr .
what does this even mean
i dont know but im printing it out and giving it to everyone i know